Pet Depot - Franchise

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Nearly 62% of all US households have at least one pet. Helping people care for their pets is a great way to earn a living! Pet Depot is a fantastic fit for you if you love animals and enjoy working with people. Learn more about this exciting pet franchise opportunity today!

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Pet Depot
Business Cost, Fees & Facts for 2022

Minimum Cash Required $265,550
Total Investment $100,000 - $500,000
Financing Assistance 3rd Party
Year Founded 1991
# of Existing Units 35
Training & Support Yes

Available In These States:

We are currently accepting inquiries in ALL States
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Pet Depot - Franchise

Helping People Care For Their Pets Is A Great Way To Earn A Living!
If you love animals and enjoy working with people, a career in the retail pet business could be the perfect opportunity for you. You'll see that owning your own pet store can be gratifying and fun, as you help your customers and their animal companions to thrive. Besides, owning your own pet store business is a great way to build a future both for yourself and for your family members. Now is a great time to join PET DEPOT® as we expand throughout the country with our proven and popular business system. Currently, our franchises are available in most states in the USA & all Provinces in Canada. PET DEPOT® offers you a choice of franchising options that are customizable to meet your personal needs:

  • PET DEPOT® Full-line Pet Specialty stores, ranging from 2,500 sf  to 6,000 sf
  • PET DEPOT® Veterinary Group Animal Hospitals* from outpatient care to specialty medicine.
  • PET DEPOT® Barkery – smaller boutique formats for high foot traffic areas.

A Booming, High-Growth, and Solid industry to Be Part Of
The American Pet Products Association (APPA) reports that nearly 62% of all U.S. households include at least one pet. In fact, pets are the fastest growing segment of the population in the entire United States. There are 86.4 million pet cats and 78 million pet dogs in America, along with countless birds, fish and other small animals.

The pet business is a growth industry and is a $53 billion dollar USA market. Specialty pet foods are a significant and growing portion of that market, and 41% of those customers buying specialty foods are purchasing them at specialty pet retail stores like PET DEPOT®.

Pet food is an evergreen industry, offering stability and customer loyalty to the specialty pet food retailer. Year in and year out, customers typically return every 2-6 weeks to purchase more of their pets' favorite brands of Natural Pet Food, treats and supplies.

A Turnkey Business System Awaits You: No Previous Experience is Necessary!
A PET DEPOT® Franchise is a turn-key business that includes site assistance, store design, fixtures, inventory, Computers and software for administration and selling, working capital and a comprehensive store identity package. With this cohesive store brand image, you'll have the professional look of a much larger pet store chain, but with the personalized attention and service that only a small, dedicated business can offer.

In addition you'll receive extensive training for you and your management team on how to run and manage your new business. Everything from administration and employees to retailing technique is covered to help make you a real "pet expert".

By joining the PET DEPOT® team, you'll be able to take advantage of co-op buying power, advertising support, chain-wide consumer specials and promotions, and brand support from product manufacturers and distributors.

Along with all of these support features, you'll build long-term customer loyalty and store brand awareness with our PET DEPOT® Rewards Card. Every time your customer uses the Card; they can save automatically at the cash register.

Compare the Difference: Pride of Ownership
It’s your money, your store, and that’s why we put YOUR name on it. Your name is integrated into our logo, giving you pride of ownership, instant consumer recognition and the buying power of a multi-store chain. Your store is custom designed for you with the latest easy-to-maintain fixtures and displays, leaving more time for you to assist your customers. We have the tools to help you succeed and we train you how to use them. Our welcoming atmosphere and large inventory combined with your personalized service make shopping at your PET DEPOT® a really enjoyable experience that easily makes your store the best pet store in town! You’ll own your own business, but you won’t be in business alone. Our extensive experience, training and system help insure that your path in the pet industry is a fun and rewarding path that you’ll enjoy for many years to come.

PET DEPOT® Experience You Can Depend On
Your success is our goal: We treat each store we build for our franchisees, like we are building it for ourselves. We build great stores your customers will love to shop in, and that you will love to own. We save you in all areas from fixtures to inventory and equipment – so the savings remains in your working capital. We take the pet business seriously and our team has over 80 years of experience in the pet industry. We’ve owned and operated PET DEPOT stores since 1991 and Animal Hospitals since 2009; We provide to you frank, first-hand advice to help you succeed in the pet industry.

We invite you to check us out to see if owning your own PET DEPOT® is a great fit for your future!

Franchisees of the PET DEPOT® system are eligible for expedited and streamlined SBA loan processing through the SBA's Franchise Registry Program.

PET DEPOT® is a federally registered trademark of Labrador II, Inc. *Veterinary Hospitals have unique ownership criteria that will vary from state to state in the USA and are not currently available in Canada. 

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